zayat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Burmese ဇရပ် (ja.rap).

Noun[edit]

zayat (plural zayats)

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  1. A building in Burma used for meetings and religious assemblies and to give shelter to travellers.
    • 1855, Emily Chubbuck Judson, Memoir of Sarah B. Judson: member of the American mission to Burmah (page 16)
      There are always several zayats in the neighborhood of a kyoung, to which the devotees of Boodh resort to listen to their priests.